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... in the shops (has an underground mall), explored the place (we went up 11 flights of escalators looking around), and got a bite to eat (I had a dessert Belgian waffle which was so delicious). The people who I was with continued on to Tokyo and I made my way back to Kobe to catch the boat all by myself which was an accomplishment in itself finding my train and connecting to the subway back to the ship. Now I am spending a day on the ship in transit to Yokohama where I will then travel to Tokyo! ...
... stage. The pupils' names were called out by their new form masters and then the Principal made a speech, followed by some of the others. We didn't need to speak Japanese to know that he was exhorting them to be diligent and study hard and they would succeed. That speech is the same the world over.
Afterwards, while David discussed his classes for next Tuesday with one of the teachers, Saika, kindly gave us a tour of the ...
... Oxford and he told her she was leaving to live in Japan and being Japanese, she decided to go with him so they got married and the rest, they say, is history. He lives up on the hills we were walking up and said most of his wage goes towards the rent – we knew that it would be expensive up there but that was a lot to pay! He loves Japan and would never go home to Scotland ever and wants to spend the rest of his life here (I was envious) with his wife and his ...
... to move. The Mayor and the City council President came in the Theatre to welcome the passengers asking our Captain a promise to return in Osaka next year; promise which was granted immediately. Everywhere we were in the City, every encounter with the locals was addressed and concluded with a pronounced nod of the head and a well accentuated “ARIGATO”. Next stop: Nagasaki. Japan.
Taking no more than the 40 minutes from Kyoto to Osaka, Kobe lies the same distance from Osaka, letting us keep our Osaka digs as home base. Yaya discovered a free laundry machine in the basement of the Toko Hotel which magically not only washes but also dries, so we're remaining loyal to the nice staff and pleasant neighborhood here. (High on my reasons to stay: a market a block away that has some amazing 'han-gaku’ or half-price food sales after 9 pm. An ...
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